Founder of Team Clermont Publicity & PR and music consultant, Nelson Wells is an Explorer, a Publicist, a Consultant, an Entrepreneur, and a Dad of twin daughters. This site is home to only a few of his endeavors. – Athens, Georgia
Nelson Wells sold his first startup company at the age of 21. Now he is on his 5th venture facilitating the launch of other technology startups and consulting in fields as diverse as blockchain investing (Bitcoin) and music marketing. Wells’ company, Team Clermont PR was the first of its kind to accept crypto currencies like Bitcoin and Litecoin for music or tech PR campaigns. He actively consults and still finds time for designing and prototyping his own inventions as a “toolshed” inventor while heading up PR firm, Team Clermont.
Currently you may find Wells filling any one of the following roles: mentor & angel investor at FourAthens, the newest technology incubator in the Southeast, as President & CEO of tech & music PR firm #TeamClermont, speaking about PR & marketing at conferences like SXSW, Geekend, or CMJ, or surfing different waves in Nicaragua, Costa Rica or France.
As CEO of Team Clermont Wells lead the team through its first 20 years tripling its valuation in a niche market in less than three years. Team Clermont has since quickly become North America’s premier boutique music & tech PR firm specializing in National Publicity campaigns, independent Radio marketing, and film and TV sync licensing promotion. Nelson began Team Clermont in 1997 as the independent radio promotion division of his PR firm, Wells & McLean, Inc with partner Jimmy McLean, artist manager for such Southern acts as Jason & The Scorchers, Five-Eight, and Allgood.
In 2001, Wells expanded the company to incorporate a full-service traditional media department and an online media department. In 2004 Wells & team were the first Music PR company to officially service a full list of blogs with their clients’ recordings making the team a household name with online press.
Now 20 years of successful music PR campaigns has catapulted Team Clermont to the top of their field. Clients include Warner Bros. Records, Mute Records, Astralwerks, Domino, R.E.M., Asthmatic Kitty, Merge Records, SubPop, SXSW, Forbes blockchain contributor and author George Howard and more.
In 2002 Wells formed a property investment company for developing, restoring, and marketing renewable, green, coastal and historic properties in Savannah, Tybee Island, GA, Daufuskie Island, SC, and Athens, Georgia. He has since sold the majority of shares in this company and is focussing his time and efforts as CEO of Team Clermont, and on funding and advising small startup software ventures, surfing waves, crafting handy inventions that may change the world or may only improve his kitchen technique, and taking care of his twin daughters.
For consulting services contact Nelson Wells below. [Consulting services may include technology startup launch marketing, public relations for tech startups, public relations for record labels, pr and radio marketing for artists and musicians, startup consulting for those interested in investing in blockchain assets such as Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, Stellar.org’s XLM Lumens, IOTA, or any other crypto-currency. Disclaimer: Nothing contained herein should be construed as investment advice.]
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